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  0 Thread: Home AC assistance
Post: Home AC assistance

I have recently (finally) set my house up for generator backup in the event we lose power again...I have a 7kw continuous (9kw start up) portable generator for this event. Pretty much everything we ne...
brianwelch Home Improvement 1 68 10 hours ago
  0 Thread: Half round table top method?
Post: RE: Half round table top method?

Handplanesandmore Wrote: (06-23-2022, 05:47 PM) -- Brian, You don't need a large sled to make circles. For a 3' - 5' dia.circle, the sled can just be 2' x 2'. Google how to cut circles on the tabl...
brianwelch Woodworking 14 425 06-25-2022, 05:43 AM
  0 Thread: Flooring installation direction
Post: RE: Flooring installation direction

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (06-24-2022, 05:57 AM) -- I'd run it all in 1 direction throughout. Just a better looking install. If using a laminate or vinyl plank (or even wood), you could do a basket weave j...
brianwelch Home Improvement 7 318 06-24-2022, 08:56 AM
  0 Thread: Half round table top method?
Post: RE: Half round table top method?

If I were to halve a 3' diameter disc on a table saw, I would need to come up with a very large sled, unless I am missing something... Otherwise, the paper joint sounds like a great and creative solut...
brianwelch Woodworking 14 425 06-23-2022, 05:16 AM
  0 Thread: I wonder?
Post: RE: I wonder?

I would attempt at 45 degrees and with a sacrificial "snipe tamer" both as noted above. With very sharp blades, and only if very confident that the glue joints are intact.
brianwelch Woodworking 7 515 06-22-2022, 01:06 PM
  0 Thread: My latest couple projects
Post: RE: My latest couple projects

Magnificent...you should be very proud, and confident, of your work...
brianwelch Woodworking 5 242 06-22-2022, 12:44 PM
  0 Thread: Half round table top method?
Post: RE: Half round table top method?

I think I would go with door number 2...
brianwelch Woodworking 14 425 06-22-2022, 08:10 AM
  0 Thread: Generator feeder breaker size
Post: RE: Generator feeder breaker size

Good idea on the unnecessary ct breakers...May force me to finally ID/tag all of them. Been meaning to for years... Fortunately the draw is quite small (other than AC), due to gas appliances/heat/wat...
brianwelch Home Improvement 6 483 05-26-2022, 07:30 AM
  0 Thread: Generator feeder breaker size
Post: RE: Generator feeder breaker size

Thanks all...The plan is to install an 8/3 feeder from the inlet box on the exterior of the house to the circuit breaker panel (2H, N, Gr), which will allow for a larger generator in the future, shoul...
brianwelch Home Improvement 6 483 05-25-2022, 12:35 PM
  0 Thread: Generator feeder breaker size
Post: RE: Generator feeder breaker size

Spoke to a local electrical contractor. He stated that since generators have circuit breakers that control load/overload, a 30amp, or larger, double pole breaker will do the trick, as it is effectivel...
brianwelch Home Improvement 6 483 05-24-2022, 01:36 PM
  0 Thread: Stake recommendation to hold up lights over our deck
Post: RE: Stake recommendation to hold up lights over ou...

I used 10' pcs of 3/4" (may have been 1", not sure) galv conduit for posts for our patio. I concreted in PVC sleeves that would allow the posts to be removable. Being that the posts were right up agai...
brianwelch Home Improvement 1 157 05-24-2022, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: Generator feeder breaker size
Post: Generator feeder breaker size

I am looking to install a generator inlet connection and the code (and common sense) required interlock at the main circuit breaker panel. Generator is ~7,500 watt. I plan to use 8/3 romex from the 20...
brianwelch Home Improvement 6 483 05-24-2022, 07:21 AM
  0 Thread: Johnson Paste Wax is discontinued
Post: RE: Johnson Paste Wax is discontinued

AHill Wrote: (05-23-2022, 08:21 AM) -- For SC Johnson Paste Wax, check out your local Ace Hardware store.  My local store had several cans available - limit of one per customer, but only $8.99 per ca...
brianwelch Woodworking 23 1,763 05-23-2022, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: Woodworking tribute to my grandpa
Post: RE: Woodworking tribute to my grandpa

Very well done...thanks for sharing
brianwelch Woodworking 12 763 05-23-2022, 10:20 AM
  0 Thread: Is there a trick to installing something that's the exact width of the room?
Post: RE: Is there a trick to installing something that'...

I agree with the advice provided, and might add fabricating to a template of the top and faceframe should speed up the final installation. Unless you are figuring clear finish on the wood, countersunk...
brianwelch Woodworking 14 790 05-20-2022, 01:47 PM
  0 Thread: Goodbye, Norm!
Post: RE: Goodbye, Norm!

My opinion is clearly shared by many...New Yankee Workshop was a weekend fave...I have several of his NYWS books
brianwelch Woodworking 29 2,236 05-20-2022, 01:06 PM
  0 Thread: Rabbit Fencing
Post: RE: Rabbit Fencing

I wonder if one of the Owl "gargoyles" would help keep them out? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Dalen-Great-Horned-Owl-Scarecrow-Bird-Repellent-Decoy/1000124947?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-lwn-_-bng-_-PLA_LWN_2...
brianwelch Home Improvement 14 727 04-20-2022, 07:20 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: RE: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their fr...

2 questions, 2 comments:  Q: any idea how/why the gasket ruptured? Q: while waiting for the river to deliver, is it worth attempting to reinforce/patch the tear (along the lines of FlexSeal)? C: shame...
brianwelch Home Improvement 14 725 04-11-2022, 12:49 PM
  0 Thread: Stand On Rubber Mat
Post: RE: Stand On Rubber Mat

I periodically use a "dust down" sweeping compund before sweeping, definitely helps...I finish up with a shopvac... I have some HF mats, and I guess more are on the horizon...
brianwelch Home Improvement 18 1,294 04-01-2022, 08:23 AM
  0 Thread: Drill bits for steel, 3/8" and smaller
Post: RE: Drill bits for steel, 3/8" and smaller

Good stuff... Thanks
brianwelch Woodworking Power Tools 18 1,404 03-11-2022, 09:55 AM

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